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Well-situated in the middle of bustling Soho, Thirst is an extremely popular bar split over two levels. Open for coffee during the day (8am-3.30pm), it turns into a cocktail bar in the evening, mixing up the usual margaritas, caipirinhas and cosmopolitans, as well as the more exotic wibble (Bombay Sapphire, sloe gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar syprup, grapefruit juice and wild blackberry liqueur), There's a 'stupid' hour (12noon-7.30pm), as well as a happy hour, while DJs play nightly from 9pm in the basement.


Venue name: Thirst
Address: 53 Greek Street
Transport: Tube: Tottenham Court Road tube
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3.8 / 5

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This is the best bar by far in London. The staff work hard to create an excellent atmosphere, which is not pretentious or over friendly. The cocktail list is longer than my arm...and I still havent tried every single one! Most importantly on Saturday night the resident DJ is excellent, I even asked him for his card so perhaps I can book him for my birthday which I will be having at Thirst later this year. DJ Alan Holloway played a mixture of good house music and seemed to know what we liked without asking us. All in all we had a fabulous saturday night and all my friends enjoyed it very much.


Came here for a friends birthday this weekend. She had reserved a few tables, which was great as it gave us a big corner spot in the upstairs bar. Cute little place with a vibrant vibe. After having a few drinks upstairs we head down the the basement to dance, which also had another bar and cloakroom if needed!


This bar is great and I am so glad we randomly ended up here after going for drinks at another bar nearby.  The cocktails are made really well and the bar staff know what they are doing.  It isn't too expensive normally, but is a real bargain during happy hour.  A great date place.


Solid 3 and a bit stars for me for Thirst. I didn't know this bar was here despite working around the corner. I was headed (as were others it seems) to Simmons across the road but it was busy as hell so we popped into Thirst. Staff were quick and friendly and the passion fruit frozen daquiri was a-ok. Good for a hot day but the consistency was a little off, despite it being made of ice not milk, it sort of curdled and didn't look so good. However, as mentioned, it was perfectly tasty. 

A good spot for a quick drink standing in the sun, or, I expect, a decent cocktail boozer during winter as well. 


So I hadn't planned on coming here but Simmons was too packed and this bar was just across the road..... I ventured in and what I will say is that you can tell that the decor was once warm and sexy with Asian themes floating about but its seen better days...

Now they have a menu which seems to fluctuate according to the hour? Apparently I arrived at what they call the "Stupid hour" so cocktails were £6 .. They were liberal with booze and my mojito was as strong as a body builder's thigh!

Would I go back? Yes! The bartenders were lovely and the cocktail list was so long I have to research it further ;)


Thirst is situated in the heart of Soho. We arrived around 6pm and the upstairs section was fairly busy so we went downstairs. We were served straight away and we had managed to arrive there for Stupid hour where most of the cocktails were £6 - definitely cheap for London standards! Cocktails during happy hour are £7 and priced between £8 - £10 outside of these times. The cocktails were strong and fruity so were definitely value for money- it's a cool bar to start your night in!

Wonderful and friendly bar in Soho. This is the second time I have booked Thirst Bar for my birthday, and it didn't disappoint - In fact, I think this time was even better than the last. I booked the 'Red Room' downstairs for 15 friends. The lovely Ruben was very friendly during the booking, and took great care of us during the night, mixing us great cocktails. All the staff and the bartenders were also friendly, and the DJ was excellent - we particularly enjoyed the old school RnB tunes back to back at one point during the set, I'd especially requested this whilst I was booking and it got us onto the dance floor instantly. The basement dance floor was also air conditioned which was good as it got quite packed later on into the night. 

Thank you to all the staff who made our night so great, and a special thanks to Ruben for helping me organise the booking and ensuring everything ran smoothly


I love this place. I've been coming to Thirst for a number of years, and they've always been very consistent at producing great cocktails, by lovely staff. Their Lychee Martini is to die for, and their Twisted Nail, a whiskey based cocktai, is also delicious. They've recently changed the Twisted Nail to a Smokey Nail, so they use whiskey smoked through peat instead...but if you don't like smoked whiskey, they'll happily revert to the old cocktail, to make you happy!

The bar itself is pretty small, and you can have quite a long wait for a drink at busier times..but there is a bar downstairs, so it's often quicker to go and wait down there. The atmosphere at Thirst is good - there are a few tables and chairs around, so you can sit and relax, or you can head downstairs for a dance, and there is a DJ there later in the evening.

If you're peckish, they often do snacky food- crossaints, sausage rolls, scotch eggs or crisps, but they don't do proper meals - this is more a place to grab a good cocktail, rather than a full blown meal!

The door staff here are lovely, not pretentious, and not rude like some places (mentioning no names The Edge, which is now gone). 

The bar is clean, and they often have people collectiong glasses. I would recommend this as a great place for cocktails...and even better, they take the Time Out card, so your drinks are always happy hour, whatever the time :) 


A little gem hidden away in busy Soho.

I have been spending quiet sometime there this summer, although I usually try to avoid the "busy" city area around this time of year.

But you don't get the feeling that you are sitting in the middle of the city- the staff is really nice, the drinks are great and the prices reasonable. And if you are lucky you can grab a chair outside and watch the world past by in a relaxed atmosphere. Already looking forward to my next night out there.

Went there on Friday night. Was warmly greeted. The music was just to my tasting. 6 of us danced to 3 in the morning. Lovely bartenders made outstanding cocktails. 

If you are looking for a cosy and fun place with friendly and skilled bartenders this is a place for you.

I have been down several times, really great staff, excellent cocktails especially during Stupid Hour! Not bad DJs as well, but my moves arent as good as i think they are!!

AWFUL service - went last night hoping to use my Time Out card to get happy hour cocktails all night only to be told they don't actually take the card because 'they don't have a sticker in the window'. The bar manager was rude and when I showed him the website on my phone he still refused to let me use it. Was extremely disappointed and would never go there again. Would give it NO stars if I was allowed but had to put 1.